Musical Nutcracker Activities

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‘Tis the season to bring joy and festive fun to your doorstep, and I’m here to make your holiday season as merry as can be. Think of me as your musical Santa, delivering a sack full of delightful Nutcracker activities that will turn your home into a winter wonderland. Without further ado, let me present to you the “Busy Kids Do Piano Best of Nutcracker” list—a compilation of my top 5 Nutcracker activities that are sure to bring smiles to your little ones’ faces.

**1. 3-Day Nutcracker Camp: A Musical Journey for Kids (Freebie Alert!)**

My most sought-after freebie, the 3-Day Nutcracker Camp, has captivated the hearts of thousands of students and is my most popular of the Nutcracker activities. Designed for ages 4-10, this camp explores the enchanting world of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet through instruments, rhythms, and more. The best part? Minimal materials are required, and the links never expire. Get ready for a musical adventure that will have your kids dancing to the Nutcracker beat!

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**2. Nutcracker-themed Podcast Episodes for Every Ear**
Dive into the magic of the Nutcracker with two podcast episodes tailored just for you. In Episode 9, I unravel the story of the ballet, providing a friendly introduction to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Meanwhile, Episode 85, titled “A Jazzy Nutcracker,” introduces a reimagined version of the music, infused with the smooth stylings of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

**3. Piano Lesson Tutorials: Play Like a Pro!**
For our budding pianists, I present two exclusive piano lesson tutorials featuring late-elementary level arrangements of Nutcracker classics. Please note that the downloadable sheet music is exclusively available for Busy Kids Do Piano members. Unlock the magic of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Russian Dance—two timeless favorites from the Nutcracker ballet.

– Learn to play Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
– Learn to play Russian Dance

**Spread the Nutcracker Joy in Your Home**

I invite you to fill your home or car with the enchanting sounds of the Nutcracker ballet throughout the month. As your little ones become familiar with the story and tunes, dive into these additional activities. It’s a musical journey that will create lasting holiday memories.

**A Thought for Parents: Brighten Your Winter Break with Musical Cheer**

To all the parents out there, I know the winter break might feel longer than it is. Consider these freebies as your musical escape route—windows of holiday cheer to make your days brighter and merrier.

Wishing you a harmonious holiday season filled with laughter, love, and the magical melodies of the Nutcracker!

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